Crafty in the Med

I'm here to enjoy meeting other crafters and to share my ideas and projects. I love to crochet,cross stitch and embroidery but I'm keen to try new crafts too. I love music and I love to sing! Singing makes me happy. I collect jugs....its their shape I think! I am addicted to yarn and buttons. I get lost in book shops and can spend all morning there and I absolutely adore rummaging in flea markets. I love to read sci´fi/fantasy,buried treasure, and off world adventures. I have a passion for history! I would be the first passenger on the first time machine ! I BELIEVE IN MAGIC!

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Oh! that wind!


I presume we have seen...and felt the tail end of  Storm Imogen here in Spain because the wind these last few days has been horrendous.

 


 Alicante Carnival had to put up with some destruction such as fallen floats and cancellation of some of the events due to these high winds!
 Anyhow Carnival has been and gone now and I saw little of it due to work. The finale was yesterday with the typical "Burial of the Sardine"  ...yes Sardine as in fish!!         Funny tradition!
It is quite hilarious really what with all the mourners and widows in black (usually Men) wailing as if it were a real funeral. There were a few devils hopping around too and lots of people singing and dancing.

 There is a reason of course for this event,it is a satirical ceremony that simulates a burial (cremation) procession of a sardine. It symbolizes the burying of the past (the end of the carnival) and the beginning of the fasting period.


 I am looking forward to Easter and a few days off . It will be a quiet Easter as Daughter Nº1 and Cookie baby will be off to the States for 10 days to visit my grand-daughter's American grandparents and the rest of her family there.







She is so excited!
I think it must be all of 5 years that she hasn't seen them.







keep well


Amanda :-)








Friday, 22 January 2016

Cuddle up!!!



Many Many thanks for your get well good wishes from all you lovely bloggers. I think I have it under control now although my tummy is very sensitive still.  One really nasty virus!!!!!

 



I have just seen on BBC World News









the horrendous blizzard that is coming your way all you bloggy friends over there in the USA (east coast)  so I just wanted to send a shout out to you all from across the pond to take care and....


"STAY SAFE AND WARM"

 

Lets hope it isn't as bad as they forecast!!! 



Amanda :-)

Thursday, 14 January 2016

hugging the loo!!!


As I mentioned over Christmas I am going to do my best to keep up with blogging  even if it means writing very sketchy posts  and even while I've been feeling poorly    )-: 

I am so brave !!!!!  ....not!!!!!


Yes I've been pretty well hugging the loo lots over the last 48 hours and not because I have been on the bottle but due to a nasty virus which I have picked up somehow!  It has left me totally drained but that doesn't matter because I think the worst is over. It was getting to the point that my loo seemed miles away every time I tried to get there on time just like those grotty outdoors loos used way back when I was a child.






 I shudder when I remember it!!!
We had to go out in the freezing cold with a torch and crunched ourselves up shivering while we did our business, warily flashing the torch around as if we could ward off the weird shadows with its beam and the closed door being our only protection;shadows that seemed like ghostly beings coming to grab us off the loo!
Each noise and each rustle of branches or bushes coming from the garden that we could hear was a monster which would grab our ankles from under the door.
As for getting back in the house that was when feet sprouted wings ,no matter if a slipper got left behind or knickers were flapping around ones ankles the objective was to get in the house quick before the toilet grabbers could get you!!!!!!

Ahhhh! some would say those were the days!!!!



 It was total paradise when the annex was finally built and we had an indoor bathroom and toilet ........pure luxury :-)



Amanda :-)







Friday, 8 January 2016

It is over!!!







 and yes it is over and I already have post holidays blue!!!!!


I really haven't got the time to post much because I have to go and iron my posh clothes for class tomorrow ...yes I work on Saturdays .....Adult Education at Fundesem Business School  and they have a conservative dress code so I have to look tidy ... you know what I mean!!!

Fundesem Business School

How about that my first embedded video ....hope it works!      This is where I teach :-)



Don't think I have ever mentioned this but.....

I hate ironing!!!!



ok my lovelies (arr..... a bit of the old Somerset ) 

I be away to listen to a bit of music while I iron (Shudder!)


Amanda :-)



 










Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Giveaway winner on the Kings Day

 and.....   the Winner is ....







as no one is awake in this household yet after the excesses during last night's dinner and the giving out of the presents delivered by the three kings I have used the Random Number Generator to select a winner for my Fat and Thin Giveaway.

and the winner is Nº 10 that is Debbie at Fairy Bluebell's Craft Adventure  blog!!!!!!   Congratulations!!


Debbie please contact me via email and send me your full name and address.    I am going to wait for about a week before sending the parcel to you because as Christmas finishes later here the Spanish Post Office could still be pretty congested with late Christmas mail. 

Thank you to all of you who participated in my giveaway :-)


Amanda :-)


Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Kings are on their way!!!



The streets are packed with little people...lots and lots of little people and everyone is laughing because the kings are on their way!!!

Fantastic processions in the city tonight!!!


 


 Breathe in and let King Balthasar go by !!!



 and who is this ???    ah! yes its King Melchor  :-)


Just one more to come ......King Gaspar who is a bit late tch!!!!!



and tomorrow fiesta day  The Kings Day !!!



Amanda :-)

Monday, 4 January 2016

Last Chance!


Just to remind you that my GIVEAWAY finishes tomorrow at midnight!!!   
You still have a chance to participate all day today and tomorrow!!

 



http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com.es/



Welcome! Welcome to my two new followers






What do you have to do to participate???   Not much!!!

Be a blogger and follower and post this

 http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com.es/

 my Giveaway link or a mention on your blog please .

The Giveaway is open to all bloggers Worldwide and beyond and the winner will be selected on Twelfth Night that is the Night of the Kings(here in Spain) or the night before Epiphany elsewhere or just plain 5th  January ! :-)



keep well

Amanda :-)

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Surprise! Surprise!

I told you there would be some more bits for My Giveaway.....


but first of all

HAPPY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!


I am trying to make my Fat and Thin Giveaway as craft orientated as possible and also covering where possible everyone's craft likes.  The saffron is for the cooks out there but unfortunately if the winner lives over the pond in Australia,NZ or USA I'll have to change it for something else. I do not want to risk the parcel being confiscated!!!!

Remember this????


What do you have to do to participate???   Not much!!!

Be a blogger and follower and post this

 http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com.es/

 my Giveaway link or a mention on your blog please .

The Giveaway is open to all bloggers Worldwide and beyond and the winner will be selected on Twelfth Night that is the Night of the Kings(here in Spain) or the night before Epiphany elsewhere or just plain 5th  January ! :-)

Welcome! Welcome to my two new followers


keep well

Amanda :-)

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

The Fat and Thin giveaway

and.......No...... I'm not insinuating problems with ones weight !!!!!!!


Way way back during the torrid hot month of August I did announce I was going to do a Giveaway to celebrate my blogaversary which was 4years last July. That was my intention but then things got busy ,busy and too much was going on.  The busy busy business has lasted up to now.
I am very quickly going to say this ...make sure you have your glasses on....I have time now ...... but don't read it aloud...someone might hear!!! 


In fact it is the Fat and the THIN Giveaway


http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com.es/


Naturally my giveaway is to do with craft and most particularly with crochet. As I have frequently mentioned over these four blogging years I am a crochet addict and although I like other crafts I always return to the comfort of crochet.  Therefore the main focus of the goodies in my giveaway are these two thingamajigs without them we wouldn't get very far in crochet.

Now there is a fat chunky one:

 





and a thin skinny one:

 



but just as not to be a total meanie I am adding this one too:




and some super soft yarn from Coats












and there will be a few other bits too but you'll have to watch this spot over the rest of the week to see what they are
...........surprise surprise :-)









What do you have to do to participate???   Not much!!!

Be a blogger and follower and post this

 http://craftyinthemed.blogspot.com.es/

 my Giveaway link or a mention on your blog please .

The Giveaway is open to all bloggers Worldwide and beyond and the winner will be selected on Twelfth Night that is the Night of the Kings(here in Spain) or the night before Epiphany elsewhere or just plain 5th  January ! :-)

keep well

Amanda :-)


Sunday, 27 December 2015

Well received ...sigh!!!


IT WAS BIG!



I made a shawl for my daughter for Christmas. I wanted a large shawl so she could wrap it around herself when she is at the computer in the school reception. It is a very drafty area.
As I mentioned I did want it large but after blocking it was really big .


I was a little bit worried about that but  she loved it so that's a relief!

I used Katia planet yarn and Nº 7 hook. It is a free Red Heart pattern. The Top-Down Shawl.



























enjoy your holidays!!


Amanda :-)









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